Louisiana Insurance Law and Personal Injury Attorneys
Working with Plaintiffs and Insurance Companies Involved in Personal Injury LitigationThe attorneys of Hudson, Potts & Bernstein are personal injury lawyers who work with both plaintiffs and insurance companies involved in litigation and settlement negotiations related to accidents that have resulted in injury. The fact that we represent both plaintiffs and defendants gives us uncommon insight into the way that the other side is thinking—and it allows us to anticipate potential legal arguments and maneuvers and take steps to mitigate their effect on the outcome of a case. To learn more about how we can help you or your insured after an injury-causing accident, please call our office today or send us an email through our online contact form.
Representing the Rights of Car Accident VictimsCar accidents are consistently one of the most common causes of serious preventable injuries in Louisiana and the surrounding states. In cases where these crashes are the result of the negligence of motorists, vehicle manufacturers, state agencies responsible for road construction, or other parties, victims are typically able to recover compensation for the losses they have experienced. Examples of the kinds of damages that are often available in a car accident case include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Emotional distress
At Hudson, Potts & Bernstein, we understand how to get our car accident victim clients the compensation they deserve. Whether it’s negotiating a settlement agreement with an insurance company or taking a case to trial, we are committed to doing what it takes to make sure that no losses go uncompensated and that justice is served. We will take the time to fully evaluate all of your damages, including those which may occur well into the future and those which may require consulting with expert witnesses and specialists to clearly establish. Because we regularly work with insurance companies defending against claims arising from car accidents, we understand their tactics and are able to leverage our experience into more effective representation on behalf of our injured clients.
As an accident victim, when you retain one of our lawyers, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to minimize your involvement in your case and maximize your ultimate recovery. We understand that the weeks and months following an accident can be difficult both physically and emotionally. We work hard to allow you to focus on the most important things—healing and moving on with your life as best you can. Some of the specific ways that we can help you after an accident include the following:
- Analyzing the facts of your case and determining whether you have a legal claim
- If you do have a claim, attempting to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company handling your case that adequately compensates you for you past, present, and future losses.
- Handling all paperwork associated with your claim and communicating with the insurance company on your behalf—both relieving you of the burden associated with filing a claim and ensuring that you do not say or do anything that could hurt your chances of recovering the full value of your claim.
- If the insurance company refuses to settle for an appropriate amount, filing a lawsuit in the appropriate court and representing you at trial
If you are like many accident victims, you are concerned about the costs associated with retaining an attorney after an accident. After all, why would you take on an additional expense when you are facing significant medical expenses and weeks or even months of lost income? Fortunately for victims of accidents, the lawyers of Hudson, Potts & Bernstein employ a no-recovery, no-fee payment system for all of our personal injury cases. This means that our clients who come to us after an accident will not owe anything for legal representation unless we successfully recover compensation on their behalf. In addition, we will cover all up-front costs associated with a personal injury case, including the collection and analysis of evidence, expert witness fees, and court costs. By using this type of system, we ensure that all injury victims have access to qualified and competent legal counsel. Providing Effective Insurance Defense Representation to Automotive Insurers
Automotive insurance companies only remain profitable by minimizing their liability and aggressively defending personal injury claims when appropriate. At Hudson, Potts & Bernstein, we understand how some personal injury attorneys may try to inflate the damages sought by their clients. We work hard to ensure that judgments or out-of-court settlements only compensate victims for their actual damages. In addition, when appropriate, we will try to avoid liability altogether, saving insurers from making unnecessary payouts that ultimately raise costs for their customers.